Garfield at Large

Garfield at Large

His 1st Book

By Jim Davis

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345443823, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2001


Like every great lasagna, Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant on a winter's night in 1978, while outside snow fell like gratd Parmesan cheese. He weighed five pounds, six ounces at birth--that's big for a kitten!--and right from the start showed a passion for Italian food. the restaurant owner, forced to choose between Garfield and closing his doors for lack of pasta, sold Garfield to a pet store. Garfield thought he was a goner until Jon Arbuckle walked in the door.

The rest is history.

About the Author
"Garfield" debuted on June 19, 1978, in just 41 U.S. newspapers. Today it is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, with million of readers. Garfield, the lasagna-loving fat cat, lives in Muncie, Indiana, where he is kept well fed by his creator, cartoonist Jim Davis.